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Western Iowa Farmer Utilizes Technology to Improve Soil Health

Western Iowa farmer Adam Gittins utilizes precision ag tools to farm more efficiently and collect data. This has led to soil health improvements.

4R Plus Practices Help Iowa Reach its Water Quality Goals

Shawn Richmond, environmental services director at the Agribusiness Association of Iowa, encourages farmers to consider the 4R Plus practices that address their unique situations.

Northeast Iowa Farmer Made No Yield Sacrifice Rethinking Tillage

Soil health test results revealed the topsoil on his farm was being depleted, which put Tim Recker of Fayette County, Iowa, on a mission to add 4R Plus practices.

Soil Testing at the Foundation of Nutrient Stewardship

Precision Ag Specialist Emily Doyle arms farmers with information so they can make decisions to protect yields and the environment.

Soil Health Defined on the Farm Level

Soil Health Partnership field manager and east-central Iowa farmer Lisa Kubik says soil health is defined on the farm level.

Dedication to Protecting the Soil Gets Noticed

Grundy County’s Eric Andersen has a reputation for taking care of his valuable farmland. That’s something landowners have noticed.

Farmer Reaps Benefits from Using 4R Plus Practices

Darin Stolte of Jones County, Iowa, saw his yield curve accelerate after strip-till and cover crops were added to his precise 4R nutrient plan.

Sharing Information Can Bridge the Divide with Landowners

The changing landscape of farmland ownership in Iowa presents opportunities for tenants. Sharing information can bridge the divide with landowners.